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COVID-19 Information and Updates

COVID-19 Vaccine

Check back here for upcoming information on the vaccine, distribution, and AnMed Health. Please make note that we defer vaccination of people with current SARS-CoV-2 infection until the person has recovered from acute illness and has discontinued isolation.

AnMed Health stocks the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 for individuals 5 years or older, including the booster. Several of AnMed Health's primary care practices offer the COVID-19 vaccine for established patients. Established patients, please message or call the offices directly for questions.

You can also visit VaxLocator to find additional vaccine locations near you.
 

Practices Offering the COVID-19 Vaccine
Established patients please call the offices directly for questions on hours

Carolina Kids
Central Family Medicine
Clemson Family Medicine
Family Medicine Residency Program
Honea Path Family Medicine
Lakeside Family Medicine
Pendleton Family Medicine
Pediatric Associates
Transitional Care Medicine
Williamston Family Medicine
Wren Family Medicine

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions


How will I get scheduled to take the vaccine?
Established patients can contact the primary care offices listed above to schedule an appointment.

Which vaccine does AnMed Health administer?
AnMed Health administers the Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19, which received full FDA approval on August 23rd, 2021. This full approval applies for individuals 16 years and older. The emergency use approval is still in effect for ages 5-15.

How should I prepare for my appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Please bring your insurance card, wear a short sleeved shirt and wear a mask to your appointment.

Will a reaction check be required after vaccination? A 15 to 30 minute reaction check is required following vaccine administration.

Can I get my COVID-19 vaccine and flu vaccine at the same time?  
Yes. You can receive both at the same visit or you can receive them at separate visits with no waiting period between them. 

How many shots of COVID-19 vaccine will be needed?
Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine and how it works by visiting the SCDHEC website.

When will I need to get my second dose of the vaccine?
Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine and how it works by visiting the SCDHEC website.

What about booster shots?
Pfizer booster shots are available for everyone who has had both of their Pfizer vaccines 6 months or more prior.
 
How can I get a replacement of my COVID-19 vaccine card?
Requests for replacement COVID vaccine cards can be placed with the HIM department by calling 864.512.1258 or 864.512.1259. Please make requests by phone and not by walk-in visit to HIM.
 

Will I receive a bill for the Covid 19 Vaccine or its administration?
The Vaccine is provided at no cost, however we will file a claim for the administration of each injection to your insurance company. Patients will not receive a bill for this claim as most insurances will cover this charge. We also have a grant available to reimburse for self-pay patients.

Why do you need my traditional Medicare number, if I have Medicare advantage?
The directive from CMS is that these administrations will be paid directly from Medicare not Medicare advantage plans.

Do I need to wear a mask and avoid close contact with others if I've had two doses of the vaccine?
The CDC recommends that vaccinated individuals continue to wear a mask in various situations. Visit the CDC website to learn more.

How quickly after vaccination will I be protected?
It takes about 2-4 weeks for full protection.

How long does protection last once I've been vaccinated?
It’s not yet known how long COVID-19 vaccine protection lasts. Recent studies show that protection against the virus may decrease over time. This reduction in protection has led CDC to recommend certain groups get a booster shot at least 6 months after completing their initial vaccination series.

Will I be protected if I just take the first vaccine? Do I really need the second one?
With the Pfizer vaccine, you must receive both vaccines for full protection.

How safe is the vaccine? Is it effective?
Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective.

Is it safe for pregnant or breast feeding women to get the vaccine?
Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared to non-pregnant people. COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy might help protect babies against COVID-19. The CDC, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine all recommend vaccination for pregnant women. The CDC also recommends breastfeeding mothers receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

What are the side effects of the vaccine? What should I do if I have a reaction?
Side effects that can be seen at the injection site are pain, redness, and swelling. Patients may also experience the following side effects after receiving their vaccine: tiredness, headache, muscle pain, chills, fever, and nausea. These side effects are temporary and should go away in a few days. Not everyone experiences side effects, and the benefits of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the risk of side effects.